Article Link: http://www.childcareexchange.com/article/nurturing-compassion-kids-can-care/5018788/â€" Situation â€"
A human being is part of the . . . universe. Our task [is that of] widening the circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature . . .
Alison, aged two and half, is patting Tommyâ€™s back. When Tommy fell off his tricycle, Alison abandoned her sand play and went to him. Their teacher invites Alison to help tend to Tommyâ€™s bumped knee.
Following a presentation by Childrenâ€™s Corner, an organization that provides clothing and assistance to needy families, Bobby follows the speaker into the hall and tugs off his t-shirt, â€śPlease give this to a poor child,â€ť he says. Bobby is three years old.
A pre-K class composed a poem with their teacher, which she entered into a local contest. The poem won and the children received a $150 reward. They agreed to buy a $30 marble run with the money, but that left $120 unspent. â€śWe can give it to the food bank,â€ť said one little girl,
a place the children visited regularly. The others unanimously agreed.
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These stories demonstrate remarkable caring, that special caring rooted in compassion. Simply defined, compassion is the desire to alleviate anotherâ€™s ...